so does the pin go up and down when locking and unlocking ?.
rickie67 have you had any issues with locking mechanism since dowsing in WD40? Mines given up IN THE LOCKED POSITION!!! So exploring all avenues at the moment.i tried the open window trick scar0 but didnt work i took the lock mech out sprayed wd40 and put back in ive had no issues with the lock sticking again for the last 3 days even when the dead lock comes on so all good at the moment thanks for reply
Glad you got it unlocked. I’ve still not got around to replacing the dodgy dead lock system yet so still not locking the car at all. It did get locked once by accident by one of the kids and was a long winded attempt that took few hours before the magic sequence unlocked it again (I’m still unsure what the sequence is). Keep us posted on any progress regarding fixing and I’ll do the same.I know this is a super old post.... But this has really saved my bacon!!
My drivers door wouldn't unlock in the closed position.... Read the whole thread... Managed to drag the door card off... Lots of seat moving..... Then got to the point of looking at the inner panel.....
By this point I stopped for a bite to eat.... So I disconnected the battery (for the 90th time!!!) after about 20 mins came back and reconnected the battery and voila...
Door sprung open!!!!
I'm not sure if the chair has anything to do with it but like Stig0r it's the only thing I did differently than I've been doing for the last few days trying to fix...!!!!
Thanks for the great thread and I'm guessing this isn't the 1st time it's happened to my rig as the door card is broken near the lock switch that was covered in carbon fibre tape..... So. I'm guessing someone originally has had to jam their arm in the door panel while closed..!!
hi my door locked and i did the battery thing foe a few months but it locked completly last week --i got door card off and inner plastic liner exposed and loose form inside removed the 10 mm bolts --we managed (by luck ) as we hit the lock and door opened ( seemed to be working but didnt close it in case --so we then cut the green wire with red tracer great idea that to disocnnect the daft deadlock --so the door worked ok for a couple of days and i thought my cutting wire had worked -- but when car was unlocked the driver door locked and the door wouldnt open --back to square 1 -- i cant remember the sequence of getting door open excpet we banged the lock insideThese deadlock locks we have on the models in the UK are abysmal. I've had these fail on our Nitro and our Avenger. They fail on the Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee and Compass too. Snipping the green wire with the red tracer inside the door when door is open will prevent the deadlock motor from ever deadlocking the door again, leaving only the standard lock operation that they get in the US. I do this mod on all Dodge models that I have with the deadlock system before they cause me any problems. There's nothing worse than getting stuck in a car where the driver door won't open and you can't get out of the passenger door due to parking near a wall! I'm surprised this design was ever permitted. Hey ho, these things are on Vauxhall/Opel Zafiras too I understand, so we're not alone.